[Mailman-Users] List adresses are not getting picked up.

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Apr 30 04:37:37 CEST 2003

Sorry, I haven't played with it on SuSE, but in general you modify
postfix's main.cf file and add a secondary alias_map to that:

alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases,

This assumes that Mailman is installed off of

When your run ~mailman/bin/genaliases (as user mailman) that creates the
two files:

You have to check the rights on these files to make sure they are
correct.  Once that is done, postfix should see any current or new
aliases created by Mailman

There is also a README.POSTFIX that comes with mailman - you can find a
copy of it in the archives (and probably in the documentation on your

HtH - Jon Carnes

On Tue, 2003-04-29 at 18:53, Mader, Cary J wrote:
> I'm setting up MailMan on a SuSE 8.2 distribution that was generally
> configured out of the box with a couple of minor tweaks after looking at the
> archives for this list.  Postfix is sending/receiving mail correctly. The
> mailman cgi interface is working correctly, and I can successfully create a
> list.  The list mail addresses are built correctly in the
> mailman/data/aliases file, but for some reason Postfix has yet to recognize
> the addresses.
> >From what I see, there is a folder named /etc/aliases.d that has symobolic
> links to the mailman/data/aliases files and it appears that perhaps Postfix
> is supposed to just magically pick that up, but I can't see any
> configuration files/parameters that would cause that to happen.  It's also
> hard to  find anything in the Postfix or the Mailman documentation that
> clearly defines how the mailman aliases.db file really gets picked up apart
> from the alias_maps parameter in the postfix main.cf file.  I tried playing
> with that but it still did not appear to work.  
> Any help would be appreciated.   
> Cary Mader
> EDS Business Acceleration Services
> cary.mader at eds.com <mailto:cary.mader at eds.com> 
> 602.395.8239

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